National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
March 2 - 8, 2014
Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes, lightning, flash foods, damaging winds, and destructive hail, strikes Illinois and Indiana each spring, summer and fall, sometimes with incredible violence.
The National Weather Service (NWS) urges you to develop a safety plan for use at your home, workplace, school, vehicle, and for outdoor activities. Be aware of severe weather safety rules. Planning ahead and knowing what to do might save your life. For more information visit the Illinois Emergency Management Agency web site at http://ready.illinois.gov/. The National Weather Service is building a "Weather-Ready Nation". The purpose of the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is to save lives and livelihoods. By increasing the nation's weather-readiness, the country will be prepared to protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from weather-related disasters.
Severe Weather Spotter Training Course
Instructed By: The National Weather Service
The Severe Weather Spotter Training Course is a 2-hour, basic level course in recognizing and identifying severe storms capable of producing damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rain, and hail. Course topics also include procedures for reporting severe weather to appropriate agencies so warnings may be issued to the public.
Statewide Tornado Drill
Tuesday, March 4 at 10:00 am
News Release: Severe Weather Preparedness Week
For Release: Friday, February 28, 2014
Harold R. Damron, Director
JOLIET, IL – Severe Weather Preparedness Week is being observed in Illinois March 2-8, 2014.
Each year, individuals are killed or seriously injuried by tornadoes and other types of severe weather, including dangerous lightning and flash flooding, despite advance warning. Severe weather knows no boundaries as we saw on November 17 as tornadoes whipped through the Will County townships of Wilmington, Manhattan, Green Garden, New Lenox, Frankfort, and Washington. Fortunately no loss of life or serious injuries occurred as a result of those tornadoes.
The Lemont Fire Protection District provides Life Safety services to you and your family
- Fire Suppression
- Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
- Specialized Technical Rescue Teams - Dive, Aerial, Confined Space, Trench
- Cause and Origin & Arson Investigation Team
- Fire Prevention Bureau - Fire Inspection & Public Education
- Hazardous Materials Services
The Lemont Fire District protects an area of approximately 40 square miles and serves the Village of Lemont along with portions of Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook, & Homer Glen.
Lemont Fire District Firefighter 2012 Eligibility List
Link to 2012 FireFighter Eligibility List
Effective - August 27, 2012
Request A Tour
To request a tour of the Fire Station, contact Joyce at (630) 257-0191 or you can email her at email@example.com
Get A Smoke Detector
If you are a resident of the Lemont Fire Protection District we may able to supply you with a battery operated smoke detector or replacement battery at no cost.
This program has been made available thanks to funding provided by FEMA working together with the Lemont Fire District Board of Trustees.
Contact us at 630-257-0191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003-2006, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms... Learn more